Remediation of degraded arable steppe soils in Moldova using vetch as green manure

@inproceedings{Wiesmeier2015RemediationOD,
  title={Remediation of degraded arable steppe soils in Moldova using vetch as green manure},
  author={Martin Wiesmeier and Magdalena Valentina Lungu and Rico H{\"u}bner and Valeriu Cerbari},
  year={2015}
}
In the Republic of Moldova, non-sustainable arable farming led to severe degradation and erosion of fertile steppe soils (Chernozems). As a result, the Chernozems lost about 40 % of their initial amounts of soil organic carbon (SOC). The aim of this study was to remediate degraded arable soils and promote carbon sequestration by implementation of cover cropping and green manuring in Moldova. Thereby, the suitability of the legume hairy vetch (Vicia sativa) as cover crop under the dry… CONTINUE READING

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